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Rieslingfreak No. 3 Clare Valleytext
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16¾/20

Rieslingfreak No. 3 Clare Valley 2020

Clare Valley, South Australia, AustraliaNo 3 Riesling comes from John Hughes' family vineyard in White Hutt, and its heavy red clay soils. The 2020 vintage saw an 80% reduced yield here, so this is quite intense, and in very short supply. Perfumed lime, lemon sherbet, cold cream, mandarin flood the weighted palate, still clocking in at only 12%, and dry, with 2.8 g/L RS. A snappy Asian pear crunch keeps this tight and tense, though the lingering apple blossom finish. Singular, as ever.Tasted: 27 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: RieslingfreakDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 168495UPC: 9347720000042